22 Real-Life Horror Stories From The ICU

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1. They peeled back a roll of fat, and she had a swarm of maggots eating through her rotting skin.

“My mom’s an ICU nurse.

One day, they had a morbidly obese woman come in with ‘bad stomach pains.’ After bringing her in, they went to examine her…

…They peeled back a roll of fat, and she had a swarm of maggots eating through her rotting skin. It turns out that she didn’t wash. She constantly got food all over her, which turned rancid.

I respect medical professionals.”

TheCollegeStruggle


2. An eight-year-old girl bleeding from her vagina.

“A month ago or so I was posted to the night shift in the ER, usual shit was going on, I was monitoring a stroke patient when this guy brings in an 8-year-old girl bleeding from her vagina and she was put on a stretcher, I go to see this girl her face had turned pale and when we lift her skirt up her underwear was bloody with blood stains everywhere on the insides of her skirt, it was an obvious case of sexual assault, there were no other injuries on either the girl or the ‘father’, she was petrified and flinched at every touch, the man claimed to her father and said it was an road traffic accident and she fell of his bike, the doctor assigned to her filed a medico legal case on the spot and shifted her to the gynecology ward. The look on that girl’s face haunts me to this day.”

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3. Green stuff begins bubbling out.

“ICU. John Doe, unconscious, threadiest pulse ever & stinking to high heavens. Throw him on everything we’ve got & losing the battle. Wash him up a bit, still stinks even with the usual tricks. Suddenly hear a fart-like noise, green stuff begins bubbling out, & he literally deflates as he goes into asystole. That distended belly was gas from his gut being nothing but rot.

Didn’t make it, obviously.”

draconian_moth


4. He had a solid poop/sunflower seed plug right in his butthole.

“This guy says he ate a 3-pound bag of sunflower seeds INCLUDING the shells. He was constipated and pain in his rectum. He had a solid poop/sunflower seed plug right in his butthole. Said he had not had a bowel movement in a week and couldn’t poop it out. The whole area of the EC smelled of hard stale poo.

We don’t typically spoon poop out of people anymore because for fuck’s sakes it’s a level one trauma center. But seeing as how far he had gone we spooned out the poop.”

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